Last month’s trip to the dragstrip resulted in a call to action that I’d likely have further neglected—chain maintenance. Early on, my care of the ZX-14R was more meticulous. I was always quick to polish her up at the first sign of dust, check tire pressures regularly, and generally tend to her every need and desire, including a few chain adjustments. But I’ve been slacking lately. And while the dragstrip also highlighted a need for better braking performance, attention to the final drive was more critical and time sensitive.